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Investigations in Terraforming opens Aug. 1 at the Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination.
Investigations in Terraforming opens Aug. 1 at the Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination.

Current

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination.
Junk Collector & Scrabble King (collage by Robert Pollard), through Fri., May 23.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden.
Discovery Garden Day, Sat., May 24; Party in the Tropics, June 6; Tropical Forest India Mango Festival, July 12; Butterfly Forest, through Sept. 1; Summer Flower Show, through Oct. 5; plus permanent exhibits.

707 Penn Gallery.
Digital Hand (digitally fabricated works by Penn State art students), through May 25.

Frick Art & Historical Center.
An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Painting, through May 25.

Gallery 4.
On the Prowl (paintings by Rick Schmiedlin), through Sat., May 24.

Mattress Factory.
Detroit Artists in Residence (Design 99, Jessica Frelinghuysen, Scott Hocking, Nicola Kuperus & Adam Lee Miller, Russ Orland and Frank Pahl), through June 30 (Hocking through June 1 only); Trace of Memory (house-wide installation by Chiharu Shiota), ongoing.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
Mark Yanza and Rachel Yoke: New Work (photography), through May 25.

Carnegie Museum of Art.
Architecture + Photography, through May 26; The Sandbox: At Play With the Photobook, through July 28; David Hartt: Stray Light (exhibit on Chicago's Johnson Publishing Co. building), through Aug. 11; Outtakes (photo and film works by Carnegie International artists, but that were left out of the exhibition), through Sept. 1; and Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh, through Sept. 22.

Associated Artists of Butler County
84th Annual Spring Show; Shane Parcell exhibit; and Floral Design Show, all through May 30.

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts.
2014 Regional Juried Exhibition, through May 30.

Boulevard Gallery.
Touch of Class II (watercolors from adult art students, jewelry by Georgie Nix and painted glassware by Ilona Ralston), through May 30; multimedia art by Ed Rickus and photography by Elizabeth Jones, through June 30.

Assemble Artspace.
Picture Pals (exchange program with Pittsburgh and Haitian grade-schoolers), through May 31.

DV8 Espresso Bar & Gallery.
Greensburg Salem Art Club (juried show), through May 31.

Gallerie Chiz.
Nature and the Metaphysical (sculptures by Caroline Bagenal and drawings by Don Dugal), through May 31.

Garfield Artworks.
Artists Against Fracking, through June 1.

Morgan Contemporary Glass.
Teapots! 8th Invitational, through June 1.

UnSmoke Artspace.
Terrestrial (multi-media exhibit from Nashville-based curatorial collective COOP), through June 1.

fieldwork.
CSA PGH show (exhibit by local artists in subscriber service), through June 6.

Gallery on 43rd Street.
Observations (paintings by Maura Doern Danko), through June 6.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown.
The Art of Healing Exhibition: Reflections 2014 (works created by patients in a residency program at the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute), through June 6.

ModernFormations Gallery.
Death Masked (water colors by Stephen Tuomala), through June 20.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts.
Wild Things Juried Art Exhibition, through June 21.

709 Penn Gallery.
The Occasional Market (installation by Tom Sarver), through June 22.

Wood Street Galleries.
Electrified (Edwin van der Heide and Alexandre Burton's homage to Nikola Tesla), through June 22.

Space Gallery.
Psychic Panic (group show curated by Olivia Ciummo), through June 29.

American Jewish Museum.
Synagogues of Prague and Budapest: David Aschkenas (photographs), through June 30.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.
Duets (botanical art paired with items created between the 16th and 21st centuries), through June 30.

Toonseum.
Looney Tunes, a Pop-Up Mini-Exhibition, through June 30. Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Original Art from Golden Books, through July 5.

Box Heart Gallery.
Modern+Contemporary (paintings by Mark Loebach, Cara Livorio, Melissa Kuntz and Jennifer Satterly and assemblage by Daria Sandburg), through July 18.

Silver Eye Center for Photography.
Here and Now: Queer Geographies in Contemporary Photography (group show), through July 19.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
America's Least Livable City (by 2014 Artist of the Year Hyla Willis); 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year Mia Tarducci Henry; My Black Hole (video installation by Jennie Thwing); Small Pieces Tied to Something Bigger (sculpture and prints by Jake Beckman); and Betwixt and Between — Liminal Objects (sculpture and prints by Jeanne Jaffe), all through July 20.

Pittsburgh Glass Center.
Breaking Through: Moving 4ward (work by Lisa Demagall, Laura Beth Konopinski, Anna Mlasowsky and Nadine Saylor), through July 20.

Sen. John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center.
Unconquered: History Meets Hollywood at Fort Pitt, through Aug. 3. Pittsburgh's Lost Steamboat: Treasures of The Arabia, through Jan. 4. Plus From Slavery to Freedom and other permanent exhibits.

Society for Contemporary Craft Satellite Gallery.
Penny Mateer: Protest Series (quilts inspired by 1960s protest songs), through Aug. 3.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley.
Scrap Redefined: Works by Mei Greer and Ronald Nigro, through Aug. 10.

The Andy Warhol Museum.
Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede (about parallels between Warhol and the iconic fashion designer), through Aug. 24.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.
XOXO (exhibit about love and forgiveness) and other permanent interactive exhibits, through Sept. 21.

Clay Place at Standard.
Independent Pittsburgh Area High School Students Exhibition, through September.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Race: Are We So Different?, through Oct. 27. Plus Dinosaurs in Their Time and other permanent exhibits.

Society for Contemporary Craft.
Transformation 9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics (group show), through Nov. 1.

Carnegie Science Center.
Highmark SportsWorks, roboworld and other permanent exhibits.

National Aviary.
Taking Flight: An Avian Adventure Free-Flight Bird Show, Penguin Encounter and other ongoing and permanent exhibits.

Photo Antiquities. Ongoing exhibit of historic images from daguerrotypes on, as well as cameras and other paraphernalia.

MAY

Revision Space.
Nugent Kos: Savage Elements, Fri., May 23-June 22.

Greensburg Art Center.
Color!!! Juried Exhibit (2-D and 3-D work), Sat., May 24-June 27.

Toonseum.
8-Art: The 8-Bit Art of Victor Dandridge, Sat., May 24-July 6.

Future Tenant.
Lucky After Dark: Gay and Lesbian Nightlife in Pittsburgh, 1960-1990 (first exhibition of Harrison Apple's Pittsburgh Queer History Project), May 30-June 29.

be Galleries.
Of Crayons, Cats, Dolls and Monsters (paintings and installation with stuffed animals and dolls, by Tara Zalewsky-Nease), May 31-June 28.

Carnegie Museum of Art.
Small Pieces, Big Artists: Masterpieces from the Renaissance to the Baroque, May 31-Sept. 15.

click to enlarge Faked, Forgotten, Found: Five Renaissance Paintings Investigated opens June 28 at the Carnegie Museum of Art - PORTRAIT, PROBABLY OF ISABELLA DE' COSIMO I DE MEDICI, CIRCA 1574. ARTWORK THE GIFT OF MRS. PAUL B. ERNST.
Portrait, probably of Isabella de' Cosimo I de Medici, circa 1574. Artwork the gift of Mrs. Paul B. Ernst.
Faked, Forgotten, Found: Five Renaissance Paintings Investigated opens June 28 at the Carnegie Museum of Art

JUNE

Mattress Factory.
Sites of Passage: Borders, Walls & Citizenship (collaborative group show with 11 artists from the U.S., Israel and Palestine), June 1-July 27.

Filmmakers Galleries.
Sites of Passage: Borders, Walls & Citizenship (collaborative group show involving 11 artists from the U.S., Israel and Palestine), June 1-July 27.

DV8 Espresso Bar & Gallery.
Sculpted Paintings (recycled colors and new images by Elisabeth Minningham), June 1-July 31.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 103rd Annual Exhibition, June 1-Aug. 31; The Way and the Wayfarers (art by Joshua Hogan, Jay Knapp and Kuzana Ogg, inspired by Khalil Gibran's The Prophet), June 4-June 29.

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts.
Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League and ceramics by Christian Kuharik, both June 3-July 25.

Gallerie Chiz.
An Illustrious Age (oil paintings of Pittsburgh's past by Fritz Keck) and Alchemy: Turning Clay into Glimmering Metal (work by Nancy McNary Smith), June 5-July 12.

Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Multiple venues, Downtown, June 6-15.

Assemble Artspace.
Transformed Linearities (work by Julie Mallis), June 6-28.

Panza Gallery.
In Good Company Part 2 (group show featuring Zivi Aviraz, Lila Hirsch-Brody, Joel Kranich, Lilli Nieland, Phiris Sickels and Susan Sparks), June 7-July 5.

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination.
Blind Intersections: A Stadiumstrash Group Show, June 6-July 4; also Summer Soiree (free festival), June 19.

709 Penn Gallery.
Portraits of Air (Susan Goethel Campbell's crowd-sourced exhibition of locally distributed air filters), June 6-July 13.

Fort Pitt Museum.
History Inspires (prints and paintings from local artists inspired by the history of 18th-century Western Pennsylvania), June 6-July 14.

Morgan Contemporary Glass.
synthesis 2 (fusing & kilnforming group show), June 6-Sept. 13.

Gallery 4.
RAW Artists Pittsburgh Regional Winner 2013: Mixed Moss Media works with Ashley Hickey, June 7-28.

Boulevard Gallery.
Chasing the Sun (oil paintings by Nadya Lepets and Vicki Schilling), plus pottery by Gloria Tsang, June 7-28.

Associated Artists of Butler County.
Regional Woodturners Show, June 13-July 11.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown.
Face of India: Photography of Donald M. Robinson, June 13-Aug. 22.

Carnegie Science Center.
BLUE! (new exhibit in which visitors can build structures from blue foam blocks ), opens June 14.

Future Tenant.
Drive By Drag on Public Performance (street-drag presentation by Dani LaMorte and Veronica Bleus), June 14.

Meadowcroft Rock Shelter.
Annual Atlatl Competition, June 21. Insider tour of the Rock Shelter (with paleoanthropologist James Adovasio), June 28.

Mattress Factory.
Urban Garden Party (annual fundraiser), June 20, and Community Day (free activities), June 22.

Showcase Noir.
Gallery and market for artists and crafters of the African diaspora, June 21 and 22, Downtown, www.trustarts.org

Revision Space.
Great Waves: Summer Show, June 27-Sept. 7.

Carnegie Museum of Art.
Faked, Forgotten, Found: Five Renaissance Paintings Investigated, June 28-Sept. 15.

Frick Art & Historical Center.
Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist: Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle, June 28-Oct. 5.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts.
Artist Interrupted: The Art of Tess Senay b. 1992 d. 2012, June 29-Aug. 2.

JULY

DV8 Espresso Bar & Gallery.
Window installation by Mark Barill, July 1-Aug. 31; recent paintings by Marcia Koynok, July 1-Sept. 30.

Assemble Artspace.
Digital Divide: Art and Communication in a Virtual World (work by online artist collective Manifesto-ish), July 3-26.

Meadowcroft Rock Shelter.
Independence Day Celebration, July 4.

Boulevard Gallery.
Nancy Smith and Jeanne Adams: New Work (watercolor), July 5-26.

Gallery 4.
New Paintings by Anthony Purcell, July 5-26.

Future Tenant.
Window installation by Dakotah Konicek (kinetic, interactive 2D and 3D works), July 7-26.

Associated Artists of Butler County.
Invitational Art Show (Cranberry), July 9-18.

Gallery Crawl.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's summer crawl, plus an after-hours Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh fundraiser party, July 11. www.trustarts.org

707 Penn Gallery.
Some Begins (Meg Shevenock and Jamie Boyle's collaborative exploration of "the lives of objects"), July 11-Aug. 31.

Space.
Cataloguing Pattern (group show by regional and national artists), July 11-Aug. 31.

Wood Street Galleries.
La Cour des Miracles (robotic installations by Bill Vorn and Louis Philippe Demers), July 11-Sept. 7.

be Galleries.
Collecting: Woods to Water (mixed media, fiber and paintings by Sharon McCartney), July 12-Aug. 16.

Toonseum.
Cartoons Are the Best Medicine: a Healthy Dose of Bizarro by Dan Piraro, July 12-Oct. 12.

North Hills Art Center.
Summer Artisan Bazaar (hand-crafted items by local and regional artisans), July 19-Aug. 9.

Greensburg Art Center.
Retrospective: Betty & Allen Reese (pastels, oils, pen and ink), July 19-Aug 29.

Carnegie Museum of Art.
The eight-venue Pittsburgh Biennial begins with the Carnegie's portion, the solo exhibit Corey Escoto: Sleight of Hand, July 19-Sept. 29.

Associated Artists of Butler County.
Invitational Art Show (Butler), July 23-Aug. 2.

Toonseum.
Comic Uni-versus (original artwork of Marvel and DC superheroes, displayed in matchups for public to decide the victor), July 26-Sept. 20.

AUGUST

Gallerie Chiz.
Life in Mexico City: Drawings (Jason Schell) and Handmade Artist Books (Todd Sanders), Aug. 1-30.

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination.
Investigations in Terraforming (with New Academy Press), Aug. 1-Sept. 5.

Pittsburgh Glass Center.
The eight-venue 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial continues with the Glass Center's portion, featuring new work by Bob Beckman, Jeremy Boyle, Toby Fraley, Vanessa German, Ayanah Moor, Will Schlough and Kara Skylling, Aug. 1-Oct. 26.

Boulevard Gallery.
Elaine Bergstrom: New Work (botanical and oriental art) and Charles Sawyer: New Work (woodturnings), Aug. 2-29.

Gallery 4.
Surreal Minimalist Landscapes With Thomas Frontini, Aug. 2-30.

Box Heart Gallery.
Jay Knapp: New Work (photography and sculpture), Aug. 5-Oct. 3.

Future Tenant.
What Will Her Kids Think? (prints, body prints and figure drawings by Sally Deskins), Aug. 8-31.

Associated Artists of Butler County.
Invitational Illustrators Show (motorcycle theme), Aug. 8-Sept. 5

Filmmakers Galleries.
The eight-venue 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial continues with Pittsburgh Filmmakers' portion, Aug. 15-Oct. 19.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
The eight-venue 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial continues with the PCA portion, Aug. 15-Nov. 2.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley.
Retrospective: William M. Hoffman Jr., Aug. 22-Nov. 9.

be Galleries.
Mary M. Mazziotti: New Work (mixed media and fiber), Aug. 23-Sept. 13.

click to enlarge Sculptures by Alexandre Arrechea at Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 6-15
Sculptures by Alexandre Arrechea at Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 6-15

SEPTEMBER

DV8 Espresso Bar & Gallery.
Window installation by Gabe Felice, Sept. 1-Oct. 31.

Gallery 4.
Dreamlike Creatures of Great Beauty with Hannah Clark, Sept. 6-24.


Index

707 Penn Gallery. Downtown, 412-325-7017

709 Penn Gallery. Downtown, 412-281-8723

American Jewish Museum. Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8010

The Andy Warhol Museum. North Side, 412-237-8300

Assemble Artspace. Garfield, www.assemblepgh.org

Associated Artists of Butler County. Butler, 724-283-6922

be Galleries. Lawrenceville, 412-687-2606

Boulevard Gallery. Verona, 412-721-0943

Box Heart Gallery. Bloomfield, 412-687-8858

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Oakland, 412-622-3131

Carnegie Science Center. North Side, 412-237-3400

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. North Side, 412-322-5058

Clay Place at Standard. Carnegie, 412-489-5240

DV8 Espresso Bar & Gallery. Greensburg, 724-219-0804

Fein Art Gallery. North Side, 412-321-6816

fieldwork. Garfield, www.fieldworkgallery.com

Filmmakers Galleries. North Oakland, 412-681-5449

Fort Pitt Museum. Downtown, 412-281-9284

Frick Art & Historical Center. Point Breeze, 412-371-0600

Future Tenant. Downtown, 412-325-7037

Gallerie Chiz. Shadyside, 412-441-6005

The Gallery 4. Shadyside, 412-363-5050

Gallery on 43rd Street. Lawrenceville, 412-683-6488

Garfield Artworks. Garfield, 412-361-2262

Greensburg Art Center. Greensburg, 724-837-6791

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. New Castle, 724-652-2882

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Oakland, 412-268-2434

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. Bloomfield, 412-924-0634

Mattress Factory. North Side, 412-231-3169

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village. Avella, Pa., 724-587-3412

ModernFormations Gallery. Garfield, 412-362-0274

Morgan Contemporary Glass. Shadyside, 412-441-5200

National Aviary. North Side, 412-323-7235

North Hills Art Center. Ross Township, 412-364-3622

Panza Gallery. Millvale, 412-821-0959.

Photo Antiquities. North Side, 412-231-7881

Phipps Conservatory. Oakland, 412-622-6914

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Shadyside, 412-361-0873

Pittsburgh Glass Center. Friendship, 412-365-2145

Revision Space. Lawrenceville, www.revisionspace.com

Sen. John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center. Strip District, 412-454-6000

Silver Eye Center for Photography. South Side, 412-431-1810

Society for Contemporary Craft. Strip District, 412-261-7003

Society for Contemporary Craft Satellite Gallery. Downtown, 412-261-7003

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown. 814-269-7234

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley. 724-238-6015

Space Gallery. Downtown, 412-325-7723

Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Sewickley, 412-741-4405

Three Rivers Arts Festival. Downtown, www.3riversartsfest.org

Toonseum. Downtown, 412-232-0199

UnSmoke Artspace. Braddock, www.unsmokeartspace.com

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Greensburg, 724-837-1500

Wood Street Galleries. Downtown, 412-471-5605

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